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actually i had one query... i have flat feet
is it ok if i just get the arch fitted on my chappals / shoes
or do i need to specially visit any doc
Flat feet is a developmental change. It can be rectified by surgery, however just simple measures such as personalised foot wear would solve most of the problem if you have pain.
I would suggest you to go on with the foot wear.
If you do not find any improvement with it, then
you can consider visiting an orthopedician.
ok ... also my son who is 5 ys old has flat feet
Have you followed what I suggested?
shud i take him to an orthopedic
i get pain in my knees if i dont were footwear with arch
May I know if it is confirmed that you and your son have flat feet.
it is confirmed with me that i have flat feet
my son.. am not too sure
i feel he has flat feet since his foot does not show a well developed arch
Flat feet is confirmed basically by looking at the X-ray of feet.
The arch development occurs during birth and later as the child starts to walk.
then i must say that i have not got x-ray of my feet done
You can start using the foot wear for now.
but i had severe knee pain a few years back and my family physician advised me the footwear which has helped me
I understand your complaints.
Flat feet cause mechanical pain due to absence of arch of the feet.
As there is a large pad of fat in the adults sole, it is difficult to predict whether or not one has flat feet.
As you have pain and foot for flat feet helped, you might be having it.
Getting an X-ray will definitely be helpful confirm flat feet.
But I cannot comment if your son too has flat feet (the pad of feet can mask the arch in children who are not used to walking much)
So I suggest you to go slow with your son.
Have you followed what I suggested?
ok .. so right now i dont need to take my son to any orthopedic
In simple terms
maybe after a few years if his foot still shows no arch i can consult a doctor
1. You might be having flat feet, but as you feel better with foot wear
you can continue the same.
2. Only if the foot wear doesn't help much,
then you need to see an orthopedician
who can discuss about the need for surgery.
3. Regarding your son, it is difficult to predict if he too has similar problems
for some time now.
my worry is generally during the rains... when it is difficult to get an arch fitted on rain wear
If the too has similar pain, then it needs to be addressed.
and which is when i find pain in my knees
no right now he is a highly active child who has not complained of any such pain
in fact for me too i got the pain when i starting with my morning walks for an hour
which was when i was abt 28 yrs
so till that time i too had no issues on having flat foot
I completely understand your symptoms.
The complaints of flat foot starts to arise when the pressure on the feet is increased.
Other external factors such as increased walking especially barefoot walking, increased weight and so on can lead to worsening of pain.
May I know if you also have pain in your feet?
Are you there?
Are you there?
i got a call fm my boss
my feet do pain
esp after a long walk
Let me continue.
As i mentioned earlier, flat feet causes mechanical pain mainly in the feet; other joint of the leg can be affected gradually.
and knee pain started later.
doctor is it not better than to go for surgery to avoid these pains?
or is it better to wait and delay it as far as possible
Just like your physician advised, these orthoses / personalised foot wear can treat most the symptoms of flat feet
but if you are looking for a permanent solution and a long lasting solution
Since surgery is mainly to reduce the symptoms of flat feet,
I cannot recommend it without experiencing the pain myself, so you are the best judge to
decide whether or not you need to consider surgical correction.
If the pain is immense, or if you wish to get over this problem
ok thank you so much doctor for your time and patience
then consult your orthopedician.
one more thing .. is this solution of surgical correction permanent
or could there be a chance that the arch may fall later?
The principle is to correct the position of feet bones
to get back the arch of the feet
if it is possible.
It provides long lasting relief from pain and the chances of recurrence is less.
thank you so much
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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